Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Employers: Please contact a UF Faculty member for references on all applicants.

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Posted on 9/2/15

Kentucky Equine Management Internship


The Kentucky Equine Management Internship is now accepting applications for our Spring 2016 program!

Interns in our Spring course work primarily with broodmares and foals and attend lectures related to reproduction and breeding. Housing and an hourly wage are provided to interns.

Applications for the program and more information can be found on our website: www.kemi.org

Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015.

Dates for the Spring 2016 Course are January 11-June 3, 2016.

If you have any questions, please email: info@kemi.org


Posted on 9/2/15

Royal Vista Southwest


Royal Vista Southwest is starting its search for Spring 2016 interns.  This is an equine internship focusing primarily on the area of equine reproduction, more specifically embryo transfer. Interns will get the opportunity to assist veterinarians and participate in embryo flushing, embryo transfers, foaling out of mares and much more.
It is a 6 month internship, lasting from  January through June, with a monthly stipend provided for each intern. Housing is available on the scenic property, which allows the intern to be involved with various emergency and medical treatments that occur after hours. We are looking for 3 outstanding interns who are willing to work, learn and have a whole lot of fun!
Interns will leave with greater knowledge of the reproduction field, mare management on a large scale and will get the opportunity to meet several prominent names within the equine quarter horse industry.

Students interested in applying need to send their resumes and any questions to internships@royalvistasouthwest.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. The deadline for applying is October 1 , 2016.


Posted on 8/31/15

Bannon Woods Farm

Riding Instructor


We have an immediate opening for a riding instructor position at Bannon Woods Farm. The job entails teaching beginner through advanced lessons, training horses, selling horses, taking students to shows, and summer camps.  You will get to manage and grow the program at your own pace. There is a string of 8 lesson horses and an indoor and outdoor arena for the instructor's use. The facility has 3 barns and backs up to miles of trails in the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

Contact Lucy Hoeppner at (502) 544-9168 or send your  resume to lucychoeppner@gmail.com


Posted on 8/28/15

River Hollow Farm

Horse Farm Worker

Job Description:
River Hollow Farm started back in the early 1970s as Hull Prairie Riding Club, River Hollow Farm is currently owned and operated by the Hutson family. RHF offers boarding, lessons, training, sales, and showing. Conveniently located on scenic West River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio, River Hollow Farm proudly accommodates the equestrian needs of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
We are currently hiring a full-time, year round Horse Farm Worker in Perrysburg, Ohio responsible for overall upkeep and maintenance of the farm.  General maintenance, cleaning, landscaping, mowing, weeding, trimming, cleaning horse stalls and other general labor.   

If you enjoy working outdoors and around animals this is the position for you.

Compensation will depend on experience, $9.50+ per hour with 30+ hours per week including some weekends. We also offer health insurance.

Job Requirements:
Must enjoy working outdoors and willing to work side by side with horses.
Must have own transportation.
Basic horse handling skills preferred.  Willing to train.
Basic operator experience helpful, not required (tractors, trucks, gator, mower, etc.)

Click here to apply


Posted on 8/27/15

Hassinger Equine

Show Assistant

Hassinger Equine is looking for a few good people to add to our show staff. The shows coming up include Novice Championship (Lexington, VA), QH Congress, and AQHA World Championship. These positions are for a veterinary assistant. Duties will include, but arenot limited to: jogging horses for lameness exams, holding/twitching for procedures, scrubbing/preparing horses for procedures, cleaning and restocking everywhere, assisting with inventory, and providing excellent customer service. Horsemanship skills are an absolute MUST.  Also need to be physically fit as it is a demanding job. There will be long hours but the experience and education provided are phenomenal. Consider applying for one or all of the shows. Housing, transportation and meals are provided. Weekly salary will depend on level of veterinary technician experience. Please contact Dr. Alison Roth with resumes, questions or concerns at: hassingerequineservice@yahoo.com or 910-281-4845.

Posted on 8/27/15

Whitestone Farm


Whitestone Farm is a beautiful, full-service facility specializing in customized training and care for horses and riders located just twenty minutes west of downtown Fredericksburg, VA. We offer a wide range of internship opportunities that can be tailored to fit a student’s individual goals, interests, and background. Using quality instruction, combined with expertly guided hands-on experience, our training program will provide students with solid skills to enhance their resumes, meaningful recommendations, and potential professional placements in the future.

Ideal candidates will have an affinity for horses and people, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude.  While Whitestone Farm does prefer interns who will stay for two semesters (summer-fall, fall-spring, spring-summer) or longer, shorter time frames will be considered and are an option. Interns enjoy guaranteed housing while participating in the program. Apartments over the barn and throughout the property are available. Further compensation or benefit packages for students can be determined after assessing the applicant’s goals, needs, and interests.

While internship applications and inquires will be accepted year round, Whitestone Farm does have preferred deadlines. For internships starting in the fall semester (late August/ early September), please contact Carol Hawley by March 1st. For internships starting in the spring semester (January), please contact Carol Hawley by July 1st. And for internships starting in the summer (late May/ early June), please contact Carol Hawley by December 1st.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Carol Hawley at:

cmhawleyinc@comcast.net or (540) 840-8789.


Posted on 8/14/15

NW Natural Horsemanship Center

Full Time Trainer & Internships

Natural horsemanship center in Seattle, Wash. is looking for full-time instructor/trainer. Candidate must love teaching children and adults, have advanced horsemanship degree or certificate and experience with training horses from colts on up using natural horsemanship techniques. Responsibilities include teaching students from foundation through advanced riding in both Western and English disciplines, directing kids camps and clubs, developing educational curricula, training horses and their humans. To submit a letter of interest and receive a detailed job description, visit: http://www.nwnhc.com/html/contact_frm.htm.
Natural horsemanship center in Seattle, Wash. is looking for motivated students who want to turn their passion into their profession. NWNHC interns from the U.S., Canada and Europe have gone on to be professional instructors, clinicians and trainers. This is an opportunity to refine your teaching and training skills and also learn the businesses side of horses. It is NOT a stall mucking internship! Three and six-month internships available.  Learn more at: http://www.nwnhc.com/html/internship.htm.


Posted on 8/14/15

EquiVision, Inc.

Full Time Position

EquiVision, Inc. a world renowned equine nutritional consulting company is seeking a Full Time employee for its EV Farm division.
This position will offer experience in the nutritional aspect of horse management .
Possible opportunity for the right person to also work with the nutritional side of the business in customer service.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the normal farm duties i.e.; mucking stalls, cleaning waterers, grooming horses (including show and sale horses), medicating and exercising horses.
Please forward resume to:
Diane Snapp
Office Manager
EquiVision, Inc.
Office: 859.873.1220 | Fax:  859.873.4835
385 Crossfield Dr. |P. O. Box 1036 | Versailles, KY 40383


Posted on 8/12/15

Kentucky Horse Park​


The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, equine competition facility and an educational theme park. The Commonwealth of Kentucky opened the park in 1978 as the world’s only park dedicated to celebrating man’s relationship with the horse. The park is visited by approximately one million visitors annually from all over the world.

Experience includes working with mounted police horses, racing champions (quarter horse, standardbred and thoroughbred), draft horses and driving, kids’ barn and education and breeds barn with common and rare breeds. Interns most commonly choose to complete the General Equine Internship, which includes rotations though all of the barns. However, if students are interested in a more specific experience, we are happy to work with interns to accommodate their goals. You can find information about the General Equine Internship opportunity here.

Interested students can apply by clicking here and completing the internship application, wavier and background check.


Posted on 7/29/15

Blackberry Ridge Farm
Working Student

Regular Duties-  includes but not limited to: Hacking, riding, lunging, hand-walking, assisting in horse sales, fox hunts, clinics, shows, feeding, stall cleaning, grooming, tack/untacking, cleaning tack, turn-out, veterinary medications and rehabilitation, keeping all facility areas clean

Required Characteristics: Mature, pleasant attitude, pays attention to detail, professional appearance, dependable, responsible, honest, self-motivated, hard working, and a team player. It is important to love the horses you work with and the facility you work in and to take pride in what you do.

Required Skills: dressage, jumping, and fox hunting

-Living quarters in a fully furnished 900 sq ft apartment is provided. Utilities included.

-We provide full board for one horse and lessons from Heidi Valk, our farm manager and trainer.

Please send a resume with references, as well as a riding video to vwaldgraf@aol.com


Posted on 7/14/15

D&A Performance Horses


D&A Performance Horses in Franklinville, NY is looking for an individual to run their own training business out of our facility. We have a great group of existing clients that are very devoted to their horses and showing. We are located within a couple hours of Centre Hall, Syracuse, and the Hamburg Showplex. The owner of the facility provides the use of his truck and trailer, along with insurance as farm's trainer. Our facility is ideal for someone looking to start up his or her own program.

Contact: Sarah Pankow at sarahpankow12@gmail.com or (860)227-3941